I recently ordered a new 3D printer. I built my last 3D printer from a kit and it took me about 5 or 6 hours to complete. I had this one assembled in about an hour.

I followed along with this excellent video from Tom Tullis:

I decided to go with the Creality Ender 3 Pro as it has been getting stellar reviews all over YouTube as of the date of this blog post.

Once I had it assembled, I decided to just print the model that was on the included SD card. My first attempt failed because the bed was too far from the hot end. As soon as I leveled the bed, I had a perfect first layer and the print began looking better. It's still printing at the moment, so I don't know yet if I will have a successful print. I don't anticipate any issues, though (I hope not).

Update: The print failed before it was almost finished. One of the supports came loose and caused issues.

Here are some pictures of my build experience.

I'm really excited about this printer because it seems that it will require less fiddling and actually work as a 3D printer. I'd like to print miniatures and terrain for our GURPS game and I really don't want to deal with a crappy printer.

You can follow along with me on my 3D Printing adventures by checking out my 3D Printing posts.

My little helpers were excited about the new box...
Unpacking the new Ender 3 Pro
During assembly
Assembled and powered on. Printing the first layer of the test dog model included on the SD card.
Print display